Dominic Dierkes

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Dominic Dierkes
Born (1984-03-14) March 14, 1984 (age 31)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.

Dominic Dierkes (born March 19, 1984) is an American actor, comedian and writer best known for his involvement in the sketch comedy group Derrick Comedy.

Early Life[edit]

Dierkes was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee.[1] He began doing stand-up comedy at the age of 14 and since he was underage his parents had to be present at his sets.[1]

Dierkes attended the Tisch School of the Arts where he majored in film / television production.[1] There he joined the sketch comedy group Hammerkatz NYU alongside future Derrick Comedy members Donald Glover and DC Pierson.[1] During this time Dierkes began taking classes at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and both of his comedy groups performed their regularly.[1]

Dierkes is a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Renzo Gracie.

Career[edit]

With Derrick Comedy gaining notoriety through their comedic videos on YouTube, the group subsequently wrote and starred in the 2009 comedy Mystery Team.[2]

Dierkes is a former writer for ONN, the "television" branch of satirical newspaper The Onion. Additionally, Dierkes has appeared in such television shows as Parks and Recreation, Community, The Nighttime Clap, and Mad Men.

Dierkes had a recurring role on the Showtime show Weeds.[3]

Dierkes and his writing partner Sean Clements[1] wrote for the short-lived Fox animated series Allen Gregory in 2011. In 2012, they joined the writing staff of Workaholics for its third season.

Other work[edit]

Dierkes starred alongside Jae Suh, James Atkinson, and formerly Danielle Pivetta in the Channel 101 web-series, Sex Teenagers, which premiered on March 26, 2011.

Dierkes hosts the comedy podcast "The Anytime Show" where he interviews different comedian friends each week.

Personal Life[edit]

Dierkes is a teetotaler since moving to Los Angeles.[1]

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